Trying to find a Calypso ZDP

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I haven't been into knives for long, so I missed the Calypso Jr. in ZDP-189 when it was new. Now I am trying to find one and no one seems to have it. None of my normal online stores have it, and Google has been no help either. It isn't on any auction sites I know of either.

Are there places to pick up rare-ish knives like the Calypso? Or is my time up?

I am not posting this in the wanted forum because I want it to be viewed as more of a general question. I am going to be buying some other discontinued models soon, so I would like to know where to look for hard-to-get knives that are old (rather than new limited and custom models).

I'd *MUCH* prefer to buy new if possible.
 
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ZDP 189 Calypso jrs will pop up either on exchange forum here or Ebay from time to time. Expect to pay a premium.

If you want to try ZDP-189, a blue handled new-style Delica should be hitting the streets some time soon. When they show up, be quick as this is another limited sprint run.
 
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I'm not that interested in a ZDP Delica. I want the Calypso because it is special and has the public conception as a rare classic. I do not collect knives for profit or anything, but the Calypso in ZDP-189 appeals to me because it is a modern classic that I feel is a gem in any collection. The Delica is a classic too, but I already have a Native and a Pacific Salt. A ZDP Delica with a burgandy handle and gold spyder would probably get my attention, but I would still want a Calypso.

However, if ZDP-189 becomes more common, the Calypso will be less special to me. So maybe I should rethink buying it. It will always be a classic in the knife world, but maybe I can find a knife that will hold its appeal to *me* down the line.

I dislike hunting for something to buy. I am the type that is very willing to pay a lot more just to save time and energy. So if waiting for one to pop up on Ebay, BladeAuctions, or here and then hoping I am the one that gets it is the only way... well... I think I'll just move onto another knife and try to keep an eye out for a Calypso in case one ever lands on my doorstep and I have the fund available to get it before anyone else does.

I hope the Delica in ZDP-189 has the same visual features as the ZDP Calypso.

Thanks.
 
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Island Tactical is OOS. I don't know if they're running a price inflation scam or not, but it appears someone bought the last knife for $200.

The UK Penknife, which is like the Caly, will be coming out with a new version with lockback and zdp-189...I think. Called the Caly 3? Check the spyderco subforum here.
 
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200 bucks... I'll pass!

The Caly 3 might be cool, but I think I'd rather have the Delica in ZDP-189, if it has some visual distinctions.

Thanks guys.
 
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The ZDP Caly was a sprint run, good luck finding one, and if you do, most dealers have jacked their prices up to profit off the high demand for them.

There will be a ZDP Delica out this year(eventually;) ) and as mentioned there is a possible run of ZDP Caly 3s, but as far as anyone knows, that's still in the planning phase, so I wouldn't expect it anytime soon unless the Spyderco brass(Sal or Kristi) tell us otherwise.

Don't pay that $199 price by the way, you can get them off Ebay cheaper, at least for the time being.
 
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